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International Business Development Initiative Reaches Singapore & Hong Kong
The School has always placed a strong emphasis on the importance of securing international partnerships, channeling a large proportion of resources into areas such as Asia, Eastern Europe and beyond.
One team whose work depends predominantly on such activity is the Career Development Service, who specialise in building longstanding partnerships that see not only the placement of international students at Cranfield, but also the recruitment of such students following graduation.
Last month, Business Development Manager Steve Flaherty returned home after a two week business excursion to Asia designed for this very reason. During his trip across Hong Kong and Singapore, which involved a tour of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens and a networking event at the Fifty2Lounge Hong Kong, Steve secured connections with alumni and recruiters across a number of firms including DHL, Microsoft HP, BNP Paribas, Noble Group and BP to name but a few.
The result of this strategic Business Development incentive was the successful generation of interviews and job placements for several students as well as the strengthening of Cranfield’s brand overseas, offering international recruiters a consultative service on Cranfield’s high calibre talent.
Other outcomes included companies setting up remote interviews with a number of Cranfield students, one of which wanted Cranfield to be at the forefront of developing ASEAN MBA programme as a pre-selected school.
Next semester, the School will see a number of industry specific presentations held on campus by top international recruiters in continuing the development of these strong overseas partnerships.